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SecAdv935423

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SecAdv935423
Technical name:Security Advisory 935423
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a vulnerability on Windows Vista/2003/XP computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP

First detected on:March 30, 2007
Detection updated on:March 30, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SecAdv935423  is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a security advisory released by Microsoft in order to give information about a vulnerable component that affects Windows Vista/2003/XP computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, the vulnerability allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights , the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted web page and enticing users to access it or by sending a specially crafted email message.

 

If you have a Windows Vista/2003/XP computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Access the web page for downloading the different patches for each vulnerable version.